Apr 30, 2015

Workers Memorial Day: Mourn the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

Workers Memorial Day 2015 brought tears and determination to make workplaces safer at events across the country.

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Apr 17, 2015

Workers’ Memorial Day 2015

April 28, 2015- Workers' Memorial Day- the day we mourn for our brothers and sisters who have suffered life-ending workplace safety and health tragedies, celebrate their lives, as well as fight like Hell for the living- is approaching quickly. Please get together with CWA locals or join together with central labor councils and other union and coalition members to plan an event in your area. Please send information and photos re. these events.

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Mar 26, 2015

Workers’ Memorial Day

The theme this year when CWA activists and other unions observe Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 will be "Speak Out for Safe Jobs. Protect Workers Now" as workers step up the fight for safe workplaces and remember fellow workers killed, injured and made sick on the job.

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Mar 20, 2015

Through Action and Collective Bargaining, CWA Activists Right a Wrong at AT&T

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Mar 12, 2015

Volunteer Activists Are the Heart of the Health and Safety Movement

"Volunteer activists are the heart of the health and safety movement," CWA President Larry Cohen told 1,500 union members who gathered in Pittsburgh this week for the CWA-Steelworkers Health, Safety & Environment Conference.

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Mar 12, 2015

Leah’s Law Aims To Protect Child Welfare Caseworkers

New legislation dubbed "Leah's Law" introduced today would bolster protection of New Jersey Department of Children and Families workers.

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Mar 5, 2015

40 Year Journey

On Wednesday, Rick Engler, the director of the NJ Work and Environmental Center was sworn in for a five year term as a member of the Chemical Safety Board by Senators Booker and Menendez. Larry was the MC in the historic Senate Foreign Relations room of the Capitol. The Chemical Safety Board serves to protect the most dangerous work in our nation and the communities surrounded by those facilities.

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Nov 20, 2014

CWA/USW Health, Safety and Environment Conference Scheduled for March

The CWA/USW Health, Safety and Environment Conference will be held March 9-13, 2015 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center and Westin Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Oct 23, 2014

CWA Prepares to Fight Ebola

CWA and the Steelworkers' safety and health departments will be training workers on Ebola and its potential transmission, thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Oct 23, 2014

WTO Says It’s Unfair for American Consumers to Know Where Their Meats Come From

The WTO ruled against the U.S. on the Country of Origin Labeling issue, which requires that meat sold in grocery stores carry labels indicating country or countries where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

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Oct 23, 2014

Leaked TPP Passage Shows Pact Will Increase Cancer Medicine Costs

Access to affordable cancer treatments in the U.S and 11 other countries will be delayed for years if terms revealed in a leaked draft Intellectual Property Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should go into effect, Public Citizen said.

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Oct 16, 2014

CWA Puerto Rico 911 System Workers Get a New Executive Director

After 18 months, CWA Local 3010 members have a new executive director of Puerto Rico's 911 system.

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Oct 15, 2014

Ebola Virus Fact Sheets from NYCOSH

See these fact sheets on the Ebola Virus from NYCOSH: Essential Information for Workers and Essentianal Information for Aircraft Cabin Cleaners and Cargo Handlers.

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Oct 6, 2014

CWA Safety and Health: Save the Date

The 2015 CWA Health, Safety & Environment Conference will be held March 8-13, 2015 at the Westin Hotel/Pittsburgh Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Oct 2, 2014

Health and Safety Update

CWA's OSH Department and CenturyLink reached an agreement for a landmark program to help protect telecom workers from unsafe levels of lead exposure.

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Aug 21, 2014

Peaceful Resistance in Ferguson

CWA Local 6355 President Bradley Harmon sent us this dispatch from Missouri.

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Aug 21, 2014

UCLA Professor Fined $10,000 for Death of Lab Worker

In a case that has transfixed the scientific community and mobilized health and safety activists, UCLA professor Patrick Harran struck a deal with prosecutors on criminal charges stemming from the 2008 laboratory fire that killed 23-year-old Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji, a research assistant and UPTE-CWA Local 9119 member.

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Jul 13, 2014

May 2014 District 4 OSH Conference Call

Minutes of the CWA District 4 Occupational Safety and Health Conference Call conducted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

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Jul 13, 2014

U.S. Department of Labor Files Suit Against AT&T for Violation of OSH Act

On May 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed suit against AT&T on behalf of four CWA Local 6360 members for violating Section 11(c), the non-discrimination clause, of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

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Jun 19, 2014

Safe Staffing Saves Lives

"A patient dies every three seconds from a medical error," said CWA Local 1168 President Cori Gambini, again and again over May's Safe Staffing blitz. Healthcare workers know the role that nurse to patient ratios play in giving good and safe care, and all last month in Western New York State, CWA healthcare workers and allies got this message out to the public and legislators in the fight to assure all patients receive the they deserve.

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